Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Wenjun Ju.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
Ju vs S Meenakshi, Beirut, 2004
r3r1k1/1pb2pp1/p2R3p/4P3/2qNBQ1P/6P1/P4P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd5 if Qc3 Qxf7+ Kh8 Qxg7+ mates ]

b)
Ju vs Li Zunian, Suzhou, 2006
3q2k1/1p1Prppp/p1b2b2/2N5/1P2pB2/P7/5PPP/3Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc7 ]

c)
Black Mates in 3. Aleksandra Lach vs Ju, Moscow, 2007
6k1/5r1p/3p2p1/3Pb1P1/1p2p2P/pP2q3/P1P1B3/1K1R3Q b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc3 ]

d)
Black Mates in 4. Arusyak Karhanyan vs Ju, Moscow, 2007
6k1/8/3PN1p1/3Pp3/6r1/5p2/3q3P/5Q1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Natalia Zdebskaja vs Ju, Beijing, 2008
5r1k/7p/pp1q4/2p2R2/2P5/1P6/P6P/5Q1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc6+ Kg1 Qg6+ ]

f)
Black to move and win. Kuang Yinghui vs Ju, Jiangsu Wuxi, 2008
7k/8/3p4/2p1b3/1p2P3/1P2Nnq1/2P1Q1B1/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh2+ Kg1 Bd4 if Qh5+ Kg7 Qxh2 Bxe3+ Kh1 Qe1+ mates ]



Ju Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black Mates in 4. Maia Lomineishvili vs Ju, Dresden, 2008
3k2r1/3b2pR/p2pppN1/7Q/1pn1P3/4q3/PPP3B1/1K1R2r1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd4 if Qa5+ Ke8 ]

b)
Black to move and win. Olga Girya vs Ju, Moscow, 2007
8/4R2p/p2PBr2/1p6/3kb3/P3p3/KPP5/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe6 if Rxe6 Bd5+ ]

c)
Black to move and win. Zhang Jilin vs Ju, Xinghua Jiangsu, 2009
5r1k/1p4p1/p2p4/P2P4/1PP1Q1np/5R2/3q2PP/5BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 if Qxf3 Qd4+ mates ]

d)
Black to move and win. Valentina Gunina vs Ju, Sochi, 2009
2r3k1/3R1p1p/Q3p1p1/8/8/4PqP1/P4P1P/2r2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...R8c2 ]

e)
Ju vs Zhang Jilin, Xinghua, 2010
6r1/1k6/p7/1n1N4/4PBn1/8/4K3/7R w - - 0 1
[ Rh7 w/Ne7+ or Nb6# ]

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Wenjun Ju Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black Mates in 2. Li Xueyi vs Ju, Shanghai, 2010
1Q6/8/3p1pk1/2pP4/1p3K2/5R2/5qP1/4r3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re4+ ]

b)
Wenjun Ju vs Xiaohui Wang, Xinghua, 3/28/2012
r4qk1/pp1br1pp/2p5/2b1np2/2PN4/4B1PP/PPQR1PB1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxc6 if Bxe3 Nxe7+ Qxe7 fxe3 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Wenjun Ju vs Doudou Wang, Xinghua, 4/5/2012
1r2rk2/2R1p2p/3pPP2/pp3p2/3KP2P/8/1P6/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Rg1 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Wenjun Ju vs Atousa Pourkashiyan, Khanty Mansyisk, 11/11/2012
q6k/1pp1Nrpp/3p4/1Pb2P2/2P1R2Q/1nB3P1/7P/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Wenjun Ju vs Anna Zatonskih, Khanty Mansyisk, 11/16/2012
7r/1p1n1pk1/p3p1p1/3pP1Q1/P2q1NP1/1P6/5PK1/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe6+ ]

Wenjun Ju Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 6.
Yixin Ding vs Wenjun Ju, Hangzhou, 10/8/2012
8/p5kp/1p1p1r2/3Pp3/1BP1q3/4p1bP/P3Q1P1/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh6 if Rc1 Rxh3+ Kg1 Rh1+ ]

b)
Sophie Milliet vs Wenjun Ju, Cap d'Agde, 10/27/2012
8/8/2k5/1p3R2/2nB4/2PK4/r6P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2+ Ke4 Nd6+ ]

c)
Atousa Pourkashiyan vs Wenjun Ju, Khanty Mansyisk, 11/13/2012
1r2nk2/4b2p/p1bp2p1/2n5/1P6/B4PN1/P1R3PP/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba4 ]

d)
Wenjun Ju vs Vladimir Burmakin, Dubai, 4/11/2013
3r1k2/1p1b2pp/p1nP4/4Pp2/4q3/1Q6/PP4PP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rfe1 if Qh4 e6 or if Nd4 Qb6 ]

e)
Wenjun Ju vs G C Anurudda, Tagaytay City, 10/20/2013
r2r2k1/1p1q1pb1/n1pN1np1/4p3/1PP5/B5P1/P3QPB1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ b5 if Nb8 Nxb7 ]

f)
White mates in 2.
Wenjun Ju vs Viktorija Cmilyte, Beijing, 12/15/2013
8/2r3kp/5R2/4P1p1/b2N1p2/5P1P/6PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6+ ]

g)
Black mates in 4.
Michael Stockmann vs Wenjun Ju, Gibraltar, 1/26/2013
3r2k1/2R2pb1/6pp/Q1B3n1/N3q1P1/7P/4PK2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxh3+ Kg3 Be5+ ]


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